My 08 Sienna has the VSC and Traction lights on, but the button to turn it off doesn't do anything.

Asked by Nov 07, 2016 at 11:15 PM about the 2008 Toyota Sienna

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Title says it all.

1 Answer

120

These light mean that there is a fault in the system. It could be that there is a tire diameter mismatch (especially on AWD models), it could be a transmission issue. In my case there was a bad sensor in the transmission, which was not too bad to repair. When there is something going on in the drive train the computer defaults the drive train to a safe mode which protects the transmission, but will hurt acceleration and in theory, handling. It also is a well-known intermittent false alarm on some models. I would suggest getting a OBD-II computer (like Blue Driver) and see what the error code is. And/or take it to a mechanic or dealer to see what the nature of the code is. Even a small engine fault can shift these off, again, to protect the transmission. The switch does nothing in this case, the dash lights are there to say that there is a fault in the drive system, and you are now in "safe" mode.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2009 Toyota Sienna Le VSC, Trac off, and check engine lights on 1 answer

    Hi, I recently bought a used 2009 Toyota Sienna Le. When I took it back home the VSC, trac off, and check engine light turned on. I went to autozone and scanned it for codes and he gave me the code ...

    2009 Toyota Sienna LE 8 Passenger

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fuse problem with 2007 Sienna XLE 6 answers

    The fuse (10 Amp) in position 13A in the fuse box blew recently on our newly purchased 2007 Sienna XLE. I was able to quickly locate the fuse under the hood in position 13A if I'm not mistaken. The ...

    2007 Toyota Sienna XLE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Does this sound like a bad transmission to you? 8 answers

    I want to describe the problem and get opinions on whether the diagnosis fits. Our van is a 2007 Toyota Sienna. We were out of town and 4 hours away from home this past weekend. My wife was driving t...

    2007 Toyota Sienna LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Replacement tires for the Run - flat tires 63 answers

    Hi there, I bought a 2007 Sienna XLE AWD last July and currently have about 11,000 miles on them. I do have the run - flat tries that originally came with the car. As it appears the tread on the t...

    2007 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Sienna battery / electrical problem? 1 answer

    Dealership has checked battery twice and said it'd "good". When I turn the van off but then either open up both side doors (one is powered) OR I turn the radio on for about 25 minutes and then try to...

    2006 Toyota Sienna LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Toyota Sienna Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Toyota Sienna Experts

#1 Mik00000
Mik00000
Reputation 1,480
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,030
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
398 Great Deals out of 26,584 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Highlander
552 Great Deals out of 23,069 listings starting at $2,295
Used Chrysler Town & Country
522 Great Deals out of 20,107 listings starting at $1,998
Used Toyota Camry
1,159 Great Deals out of 97,111 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Pilot
479 Great Deals out of 18,296 listings starting at $950
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
389 Great Deals out of 34,408 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Sedona
157 Great Deals out of 9,101 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Quest
91 Great Deals out of 3,178 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota RAV4
724 Great Deals out of 55,943 listings starting at $2,488
Used Toyota 4Runner
361 Great Deals out of 20,758 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Tacoma
705 Great Deals out of 31,954 listings starting at $2,750
Used Toyota Sequoia
170 Great Deals out of 6,017 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
956 Great Deals out of 68,607 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda CR-V
860 Great Deals out of 62,131 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
819 Great Deals out of 27,811 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Sienna For Sale
15,711 listings starting at $27,486
2016 Toyota Sienna For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 1,306 listings starting at $18,990
2015 Toyota Sienna For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 1,500 listings starting at $16,494
2014 Toyota Sienna For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,676 listings starting at $13,900
2013 Toyota Sienna For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 1,082 listings starting at $9,995